North Texas Sunset Town Hall – Reform TCEQ & TRC during 2011 Legislature
Please join North Texas elected state officials for a public dialogue regarding the 2011 Legislative “Sunset” Review process of two critical agencies that affect environmental regulation: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Texas Railroad Commission, among others.
DATE: Monday, November 8th
TIME: Registration: 6:30 pm – Town Hall: 7:00 pm
PLACE: Sheraton Arlington – 1500 Convention Center Rd. (next to the Ballpark – map)
+ Senator John Carona (Chair – Senate Business & Commerce Committee – Charged w/ Energy Related Issues)
+ Representative Lon Burnam (Member – Environmental Regulation and Public Safety Committees)
+ Former TCEQ Commissioner Larry Soward
+ Moderator: Arlington League of Women Voters
WHAT: Two important agencies under reform consideration in 2011: TCEQ, that oversees land, air, and water quality issues, and Texas Railroad Commission, that oversees oil and gas development, are the focus of this public event. Citizens can learn more about these agencies and how to participate in the Sunset Advisory Committee review process – in addition to voicing comments, questions, and concerns to local state officials regarding possible agency reforms in the upcoming legislature. Sunset review only happens once a decade… this is a rare opportunity to have a meaningful dialogue with your officials before they vote on these agencies’ futures.
Please limit comments to three (3) minutes so that our panel can address as many as possible. You’re welcome to provide legislators with handouts for reference.
You may also submit your comments online.
SPONSOR: This event is sponsored by the Alliance for a Clean Texas (ACT), which is a coalition of over 20 statewide and DFW area environmental, public interest, consumer rights and religious organizations. For more information, please see the About page on the ACT website.